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RAID solution with hardware assistance. RAID parity calculations can be performed by either the main CPU, or by a separate processor on the RAID controller card.

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Mega RAID suddenly, incredible slow after a consistency check and nothing found

I am having difficulty solving this problem. I have a RAID consistency check every Sunday, and I checked today after my colleagues complained about the server being painfully slow. I checked iotop, ...
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Hardware RAID controller replacement/drawbacks

Apart from the price, is there any drawback to use hardware RAID controller to create a RAID 1 (mirror) array? I mean, for example, is it possible to create the RAID 1 array with the baseboard RAID ...
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Is Windows disk mirroring more likely to lead to unbootable system than hardware RAID1?

Our server provider has suggested that we use NVMe drives with Windows disk mirroring for our new servers, instead of SATA drives that are connected to Adaptec hardware RAID controller and configured ...
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Mdadm only able to assemble some of the drives from hardware array

After using ddrescue to back up the disks of a failing hardware RAID5 array (from a perc h700 controller) to images, and following Nikita's answer to my previous question to create overlays, I ...
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Can MegaRAID controllers use their writeback cache in JBOD mode?

Similar to this question, but for Broadcom/LSI controllers: Can MegaRAID controllers use the onboard disk cache for JBOD drives? (I would like to enable the controller's hardware cache and then use ...
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Access data from drive images of raid drives

The drives on a perc h700 controller running RAID5 were experiencing errors, so I copied out the contents to images using ddrescue. All drives had some bad blocks, but most (>99.98%) of the bits ...
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HP DL360 Gen9: Smart Storage Administrator hangs loading config from P440ar; BIOS sees P440ar controller, but no disks

I have been scanning the entire web (or so) for possible similar cases, but to no avail. Situation: DL360 Gen9, BIOS version P89 v2.92 (2021) P440ar installed, firmware 7.20 the (F9) System ...
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Smart Array P420i, Logical Drive failed, best way to re-enable

I have a HP Proliant ML380p Gen8 server with a P420i controller where one of the logical drives suddenly failed. Screenshot Smart Storage Administrator From what I could see in the Smart Storage ...
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Dell PowerEdge R610 PERC H700 moving hard disks

Current config Bay. H700 config 0 & 1 VHD 0 raid 1. Windows D: 2&3&4. VHD 1 raid 5. Windows E: 5 VHD 2 Windows C: H700 Boot = VHD 2 If I "SLIDE ALONG" ...
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Smart array P212 error code 727

We recently purchased HP DL380P GEN8 server and D3700 enclosure with 20TB of disks. I wanted to connect both servers with Smart Array P212 but I encountered and error once I tried to configure the ...
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megacli is scratching my head

I recently bought an old Dell server from a colleague, he has a PERC H310 mini with four drives. In this type of things (hardware, raid, disks) I am a newbie and I don't understand more than what I ...
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Avago 3108: rebuild degraded hardware RAID5?

Supermicro TwinPro chassis with dual SYS-1029TP-DC1R server modules, each with Supermicro X11DPT-PS motherboard and Avago 3108 RAID card. OS: VMware ESXi 6.7. Problem: can't figure out how rebuild an ...
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Hardware RAID status on SMBUS architecture

This question is kind of theoretical, but I found no other StackExchange site to suite it better. I would like to know a little more about SMBUS and if it is possible to collect data from random PCI-E ...
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How does hardware RAID handle firmware updates for the underlying drives?

My SuperMicro X13SAE has hardware raid for the three m.2 NVME drives that it supports. My question is how does it handle firmware updates for these drives? If the drives aren't being exposed to the ...
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Adding a disk to an existing RAID fails with "disk doesn't have enough capacity"

I have a very old physical server using many disks in a number of RAID6 group. Those disks are not in the same chassis, instead is a JBOD system connected through the RAID controller on this server. ...
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perccli: How to check the pdcache status for a virtual drive?

The perccli utility (doc page) has an option to set the "pdcache" option, where pdcache means physical drive cache (although I can't find where that's actually defined). From the docs, the ...
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RAID with different drive types possible?

In a high density storage server, which is in a RAID array, do all drives have to be of same type. Such as a mix of drives SSD, SATA? In a RAID array most controller require only that all drives be of ...
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is possible to combine two raids groups in one logical drive

i have server with raid card support 8 disk drive and and created raid. but to to large data storage getting full. so i want to know if i add another raid card with same model and capacity. and create ...
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Disk pair not usable after moving from hardware RAID (Windows) to software RAID (Linux)

A long time ago I created a RAID1 pair from the boot menu of a JMicron JMB363 card. All was working fine under Windows and the RAID1 array was recognized as a single disk. I don't remember exactly how ...
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Adaptec ASR-6805T can create raid from ssd only?

I'm about to move my Proxmox home server from NAS to RAID 10. I'm a hardware RAID fan, so I chose a solution among inexpensive old controllers. In the course of studying budget solutions for the home, ...
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Extend RAID volume size with storcli

I have RAID1 on 2*240GB HDD , witch i changed with 480GB SSD's. I changed disk 1 , wait for RAID to rebuild, and then change the other. Now I have 240GB RAID over 480GB disks, and cant find a way to ...
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How to force array rebuild on HP smart array (ssacli)

i recently replaced a failed drive on my HW RAID 5 array in my home server. i am running a custom built machine (read: built from whatever parts i thought might fit together). the HW RAID controller ...
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HP DL360e Gen 8 b320i raid controller with any linux distro not detecting RAID with SSD

I would need some help with an HP DL360e to install ssd's using the b320i raid controller. I prefer using the controller over software raid, unless I really have to. I tried the latest Debian and ...
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How to have a RAID1 accessible from both Ubuntu and Windows?

This topic has been discussed many times, but i didn't find anything specific to my situation. I would like to create a RAID1 with 2 sata drives (same brand, model,capacity). My objective is to have ...
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Flash Crucial SSD firmware through PERC 730P Mini RAID controller

We've got a number of Crucial drives in Dell r630 servers with PERC 730P Mini RAID controllers that need their firmware updating as they're still on version M3CR032 with the known issues. The servers ...
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HP SmartArray: how to extend a fully populated RAID1+0

I have a bunch of machines with HPE Smart Array P408i-a controllers and fully populated drive bays, and I was wondering if there is a way to extend the arrays without dissolving them and reinstalling ...
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Running xfs_repair on hardware raid while still rebuilding?

Should I allow a hardware raid5 array rebuild to complete after swapping out a drive PRIOR to running an xfs_repair on the volume? Currently xfs_repair keeps failing in Phase 7 at the same spot: Phase ...
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Show raid controller firmware version from Linux

I'm trying to find out the firmware version of my RAID controller on CentOS 7.9. Here is my RAID controller : # lspci -d::104 -m 02:00.0 "RAID bus controller" "Broadcom / LSI" &...
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HDD vs SSD for mongodb database server

I am setting up a physical server for an application that we have developed, the purpose of this server is to run the server's own software and store its database (mongodb). On the server machine we ...
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Unable to Install Linux Mint on RAID

Second week now than I'm trying to setup Linux Mint on software RAID5 without success. I'm able to setup the software RAID5 on the live CD with three 240GB SSD, then the installation setup fails to ...
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Supermicro won't boot from RAID virtual drive after a power outage

One of our Supermicro servers won't boot from the virtual drive on a MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i after a power outage. It can still boot from a USB stick without trouble, all hard drives and file systems ...
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HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 - Cant Access Raid Controller

i have a HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 Server with ah P420 Raid Controller. I have configured Raid 5 with 3 Disks. I want to expand the Raid with 2 more Disks. But i cannot access the Raid Controller -> ...
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ESXi does not show drives for second RAID controller with NVMe drives

I got a second RAID controller (AVAGO 9440-8i) to put in my Dell T440 server (first RAID controller is a H740P). I got the Broadcom U.2 enabler cable and two WD Gold 2TB drives. I've updated ESXi, the ...
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How does RAID0 affect IOPS performance for NVMe SSDs?

I have an application which needs to read large amounts of small and randomly distributed entries from storage. To improve the performance I am considering to install a specialized hardware RAID ...
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Server motherboard died and took Intel RAID controller configuration with it. How do I recover the data?

Old server using a S1200BTS Intel mobo died and has been sitting in a closet for several years. I replaced the motherboard and found that it was originally configured using an onboard hardware raid ...
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megacli cant configure jbod slot num all the same

I am trying to add a bunch of JBOD disks to my home server, I have a SAS expanded card and have added 4 x 2TB disks which can be seen as separate devices (37-40); but I can't set them to JBOD using. ...
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Operation not allowed when running `sudo storcli /c0 /e252 /s1 set good`

I have a server with a LSI card running with RAID5. Recently the card sounded an alarm and it seems there is a problem with one of the drives. ----------------------------------------------------------...
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Perc H740P: raid5 volume split into two foreign configurations, cannot import

After a power supply replacement we had a cabling issue which caused some disks to be missing, after debugging and fixing this in the BIOS, on the first boot, the preexisting raid5 volume was split ...
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Restoring Win server 2008 from full back up?

I'm having trouble of restoring win server 2008, can anyone help me. First of all, i got the Power Edge 2900 running raid 1 with 3 disk. Power outage happend, and 2 disks are gone -slot0 and slot1 (...
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Are affordable hardware raids with BBU still worth it?

We have done a lot of research and got conflicting answers from experts. What is your opinion on the following? 14 x 16 TB HDDs (Raid 10 -> 100 TB usable) HW: SGL 8405 + AEC-82885T + BBU (...
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How to properly design a 300TB array?

I'm trying to figure out good practices for building a large 300TB array. Performance is not a priority, only the 300TB usable storage target plus redundancy. And yes I will be taking backups. My ...
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Using a RAID Controller as Pass-thru vs RAID0

I have a server with DellPerc H750 Storage controller. I want to use the controller as Pass-thru/Non-RAID but I have the below questions: A) Is it possible in the future to replace the controller ...
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Adaptec 6805 accessing to JBOD with GPT / NTFS

I have several hard drives with GPT and NTFS volumes, and I plugged them to an Adaptec 6805 but The volumes are not visibles from Windows 10 and from MaxView. The only option I have ti to initialize (...
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Is it best to have the OS on a separate virtual disk?

I have a server with 8 drive bays, and I have eight 4TB drives. Would it be best to do one RAID10 with all drives, or one RAID1 with two drives and then a RAID10 with the remaining six so that the ...
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One bad sector causes the whole RAID0 to fail? [closed]

In our server, we have four SSDs. The first one is for OS, and the remaining three are for RAID0. Today, the disk mount corresponding to RAID0 suddenly goes missing. When I check the disks, the 3rd ...
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how does a striped RAID work with large number of disks?

still trying to configure my large (24) array of disks (2.4TB) for an archive/nas of mixed huge and small files. But apart from this, I am now more focused to understand how striped RAIDs work under ...
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smartctl "Elements in grown defect list" vs. RAID controller "Media error count"

I am using a hardware raid50 with PERC810 controller in my server and recently encountered a metric I am not sure about. Until now, I have been using a smartctl metric "Elements in grown defect ...
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Dell PERC H750 compatibility with Debian

I've been using Debian on Dell servers for many years. For a long time I've been using the PERC H730P RAID controller, which is well supported by utilities like MegaCLI. Recently I've bought a R440 ...
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Three Single drive Raid 1 vs JBOD

I have an intel server of which the RAID Controller does not support JBOD mode (same problem as my Dell R820s). But I want to do Ceph, so I "need" a JBOD. So I set my 3 SSDs as single drive ...
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How to configure notification on degraded RAID? [closed]

I am planning a RAID1(mirror) array in a NAS using either a Hardware or Software RAID controller using Linux. Though I did not find any documentation in which way the system will notify me that the ...
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